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St. Ann’s Community plans this week to open new buildings at its Irondequoit and Webster campuses. A realignment of services and new services offered by St. Ann’s with the openings brings 70 new jobs, officials said.
Opening at the Irondequoit campus is an expanded, technologically advanced transitional care center. The new structure also adds five beds to St. Ann’s Community’s Palliative Center for Caring to double the capacity of its hospice unit.
The transitional care facility largely provides short-term rehabilitation to post-surgical patients discharged from area hospitals. To add to rehabilitation services, St. Ann’s has moved beds from long-term care to the transitional unit.
Switching beds from long-term care to rehab serves two purposes, St. Ann’s officials said: It meets a growing need as hospitals increasingly seek to cut surgical patients’ length of stay and since Medicare more generously reimburses rehab, the realignment improves the non-profit St. Ann’s bottom line.
With the opening of the Webster building, the long-term care and senior-living organization’s Cherry Ridge senior-living complex for the first time adds skilled nursing and palliative care, completing the Webster campus’ continuum of care.
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